bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #47785, Command line issue


bug #47785: Command line issue

Submitted by:  Horst R. Wolf <horowo>
Submitted on:  Mon 25 Apr 2016 06:45:25 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Other
Status:  Duplicate Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  horowo Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  3.8.0 Operating System:  Mac OS

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Sun 01 May 2016 05:22:42 PM UTC, comment #9: 

Ok so you are trying to enter opening/closing square brackets which is one of the problems that were solved in bug #41124.

Currently, your only option, if you want to use the GUI on Mac, is to install Octave 4.0.x using a package manager such as Homebrew or Macports.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Sun 01 May 2016 09:13:46 AM UTC, comment #8: 

Thanks for your help. To Comment #1:
My environment: Mac OS El Capitan, dmg 3.8.0 binary.
Problem: Definition of a matrix A = key alt(ternate)&5  1 2;3 4 key alt&6
Results: octave-cli perfect
                   using  a script perfect
                   using command line   key alt&6 doesn't function
After a lot of working with Octave: 3.8.0 + El Capitan is ok.

Horst R. Wolf <horowo>
Sun 01 May 2016 08:45:24 AM UTC, comment #7: 

the 3.8.0 dmg binary is only compatible with OSX 10.9 it is not expected to work on El Capitan.
Have a look at the wiki for options for installing Octave on El Capitan.

Carlo de Falco <cdf>
Project Member
Sat 30 Apr 2016 08:14:22 PM UTC, comment #6: 

@Horst: would you please answer Mike's questions in comment #1? This would really help to understand if this is a known bug or not.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Sat 30 Apr 2016 06:47:44 PM UTC, comment #5: 

.inputrc is not the source of the problem. It seems to me the command line error is located in the binary of 3.8.0 dmg.

Horst R. Wolf <horowo>
Tue 26 Apr 2016 04:58:55 PM UTC, comment #4: 

It should be easy to comment out.  There must be some sort of text editor for Mac systems.  Find the file which is in your home directory.  On Macs that may be /Users/NAME.  On Linux it would be /home/NAME.

The comment character is '#' so put that at the start of the line containing enable-keypad.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 26 Apr 2016 10:27:14 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Read comments to bug #42010. Problem results from ~/.inputrc, containing
"enable-keypad on"; commenting it out probably fixes the problem. How
could it be done?

Horst R. Wolf <horowo>
Tue 26 Apr 2016 06:28:55 AM UTC, comment #2: 

There were many keyboard issues that made the the GUI of Octave 3.8.0 dmg unusable on Mac. See e.g. bug #41124.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Mon 25 Apr 2016 08:01:47 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for taking the time to report a bug to us. However, please provide more information so something can be done about this. What key combination are you using that doesn't work? What language/locale are you operating in? What do you expect to happen in Octave and what happens instead?

If possible please test in the latest version of Octave which is 4.0.2, many problems have been fixed since version 3.8.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 25 Apr 2016 06:45:25 PM UTC, original submission:  

Mac OS El Captain - Tastatur (alt+6) doesn't function!

Horst R. Wolf <horowo>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-05-02 rik5 Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865 => -
    2016-05-01 mtmiller Dependencies- => Depends on bugs #41124
    2016-04-28 mtmiller Dependencies- => Depends on bugs #42010
    2016-04-28 mtmiller Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2016-04-28 mtmiller StatusNeed Info => Duplicate
    2016-04-26 rik5 Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865 => -
    2016-04-26 rik5 Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
    2016-04-25 mtmiller Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
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